Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor students of the faculty of Humanities in Barcelona, Spain.

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I: approximately September – early February
Semester II: approximately early February – early July

International Welcome Days usually take place at the beginning of each term (September and February)


Language requirement: a B1 language level (CEFR) in Spanish is required. The International Office (HUM) recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in the courses.

Course requirement: According to UAB Exchange policy, students must enrol at least 50% of their credits at the Faculty to which they have been assigned to. The other 50% can be taken at the rest of the UAB faculties, provided the groups are still open when doing the enrolment.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Students have to take at least 50 percent of their courses within the Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres. The other 50 percent may be taken in other faculties within the university. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Lectures at the UAB are taught either in Catalan or in Spanish. The usage of either language depends only on the lecturer who gives the course. There are also some courses available in English.

Catalan and Spanish courses are available for exchange students. For more information click here and here.

Housing assistance

More information can be found here and here.

Estimated living costs per month

The basic expenses when living in Barcelona include rent, food, transport and leisure, and can vary from €700 to €1000.

Accommodation: 250-600€
Transport: 90-120€
Food: 230-370€
Books and material: 100-130€
Others: 130-180€

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

6 places per year. 

Additional information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046


  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.